Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LaBelle Man Arrested For Counterfeiting

Caught At Jail While Bailing Out Girl Friend
LABELLE, FL. -- On October 8, 2011, after bailing out girl friend Regina Powers from the Hendry County Jail in LaBelle, 35 year old Jory Scott Corbitt was arrested in the jail parking lot on charges of Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License.

Corbitt was seen driving into the lot by Hendry deputies. While he was inside, they confirmed their suspicions that his license was suspended. 

Corbitt has a long arrest record including an arrest for counterfeiting in Lee county earlier this year. Charges were dropped by the State Attorney in that case.

Corbitt’s license had been suspended indefinitely for failure to pay traffic fines in Hendry county and again on October 4, 2011 for failure to complete court ordered school.

After being taken into custody, Corbitt handed his ball cap, wallet, and cigarettes to Regina Powers. When deputies intercepted the handoff, they located, inside the hat, a small clear bag of what later tested positive for Crystal Meth. Corbitt’s wallet was then placed in his rear pocket to accompany him to the jail.

Regina Powers, aka as Regina Smith, Regina Kay Hicks, according to Hendry Sheriff arrest records, has a long arrest record, five times this year, the most recent for breaking windows Saturday night. She has also been arrested on drug charges F.S. 893.13.6a / drugs-possession of a controlled substance without prescription, violation of probation, and contempt of court for F.S. 784.047 violating an injunction for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.

After being turned over to jail staff, an inventory of Corbitt's personal property was conducted by Corrections Officer, Deputy K. Kirk. Located in Corbitt’s wallet was 10 twenty dollar bills, and 1 ten dollar bill, later confirmed to be counterfeit.

Hendry County Investigator K. Herrera, along with a Secret Service Agent, responded to the Jail and obtained a confession from Corbitt.

Deputies then went to Corbitt’s residence at 5950 Kirby Road. There they met with Regina Powers, who also resides at the residence. With her consent, they confiscated a black printer along with paper that, reportedly, had been used to print the phony money.

Jory Scott Corbitt’s charges include, Driving While License Suspended, Possession of False Bank Bills, Possession of Tools for Forgery Counterfeiting, and Drug Possession. He was released on October 9, 2011 on $69,000.00 bond.


  1. Anonymous2:17 PM

    In our economic times this crime should have NO bail, yea I know bail isn't suppose to be used to punish, But with this asc@&* hole buys an item the store not only loses the value/profit they lose the money at the bank when you make your deposit. Letum rot in a cell..

  2. Anonymous2:18 PM

    These 2 are 2 of MANY that prove the bail system, the rehab system the let them out system, doesn't work!!

  3. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Base an entire county on a dope economy and this is what you get.

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